Yeah I hate this type of thing. Everyone asks me what I'm doing, and I say I'm in nursing school
. "Oh, how do you like it at _________?" Um, no I'm going to a university, thanks a lot. I changed my response to "I'm a nursing major," but sometimes that gets taken the wrong way, too, because everyone at my school thinks that if you say that, you're prenursing. I even had a prenursing girl tell me, "Nursing school and nursing major mean very different things." I never thought about it until then, but she's right.
Everyone outside of school thinks that by nursing I mean part time classes in some shopping center "educational program," but if I told them I was going to school for, say, physics (which I was, but I decided to bump it down to hobby status because there are virtually no good
jobs available anytime after graduation) they would know I was actually getting a degree.
It bugs me that my history major roommates do nothing in school, and will graduate with a pretty bleak career future, but no one mistakes them for anything but college students.